Fire Investigation - First Responder

NFA103 - 18.00 Hours

Description

NFA logoThis two-day course is designed specifically to provide a clear definition of the role of first responders in fire investigation and provide essential knowledge to enable them to recognize the potential of intentionally set fires, preservation and protection of evidence, and proper reporting of information to appropriate officials. By strengthening the partnership between first responders and investigators, the chances for successfully solving arson-related crimes will increase. The course includes topics such as fire behavior, critical observations of the first responder, fire causes, scene security and evidence preservation, legal considerations, and documentation of findings.

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, this course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu.

Description

NFA logoThis two-day course is designed specifically to provide a clear definition of the role of first responders in fire investigation and provide essential knowledge to enable them to recognize the potential of intentionally set fires, preservation and protection of evidence, and proper reporting of information to appropriate officials. By strengthening the partnership between first responders and investigators, the chances for successfully solving arson-related crimes will increase. The course includes topics such as fire behavior, critical observations of the first responder, fire causes, scene security and evidence preservation, legal considerations, and documentation of findings.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Topics

Fire behavior+Critical observations of the first responder+Fire causes+Scene security and evidence preservation+Legal considerations+Documentation of findings

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for all fire and emergency services personnel who respond and/or might conduct preliminary investigations into the origin and cause of fires.

The target audience is first responders and their advancement in the professional development of fire, rescue and emergency service personnel, as well as the mitigation of loss of life and property from fire and other hazards. An integral part of the program is training and professional development in fire and life safety education programs/courses.

Continuing Education & Professional Credits

    Other Information

    Excellent information for fire and emergency services personnel who respond to fires or might conduct preliminary investigations into the origin and cause of fires.

    The purpose of this course is to provide first responders with the tools to understand the key role they play in fire scene examination and in preserving and protecting important evidence for any subsequent investigation. The content of the course will provide a clear definition of the role of the first responder in arson detection and provide essential knowledge to enable him or her to recognize the potential of intentionally set fires, preservation and protection of evidence, and proper reporting of information to appropriate officials. By strengthening the partnership between first responders and investigators, the chances for successfully solving arson-related crimes will increase. The course includes topics such as fire behavior, critical observations of the first responder, fire causes, scene security, evidence preservation, legal considerations, and documentation of findings.

    Contact Information

    Emergency Services Training Institute
    Phone: (979) 845-7641 | Tollfree: (866) 878-8900
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